100 points in the Premier League.

A feat no team has ever achieved before Manchester City in the 2017/18 season.

The treble winning Manchester United side in 1999, Jose Mourinho's 2004-06 Chelsea team and Arsenal's Invincibles were all phenomenal - but none could match the achievements of Pep Guardiola's side.

City invested heavily in the playing squad at the start of the summer, bringing in Bernardo Silva, Ederson, Kyle Walker, Danilo, Bernardo Silva and Benjamin Mendy. The Blues would break their transfer record in January to sign Aymeric Laporte from Athletic Bilbao.

 

City won their Premier League opener against Brighton but dropped points in only the second game of the campaign against Everton with Raheem Sterling rescuing a point with eight minutes on the clock. Guardiola' praised his team's efforts after the game and promised improvement.

Improve they did. The draw against the Toffees sparked an upturn in form for the Citizens, starting an 18-game winning streak that included a 5-0 rout against Liverpool as well as victories against Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham.

 

The run was eventually broken after a 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace but records had already been smashed. It was the most consecutive Premier League victories in a single campaign and the most consecutive Premier League wins overall beating records held by Chelsea and Arsenal.

Guardiola was questioned after the draw against the Eagles whether City could match Arsene Wenger's Invincibles but the Catalan dismissed the claims.

 

City's first defeat of the season came at the hands of Liverpool in January 2018 at Anfield. The scores were level at the break but the Blues conceded three goals in less than ten minutes in the second half. Despite late goals from Bernardo and Ilkay Gundogan, City couldn't complete a comeback.

The unbeaten run may have been ended but the reality was that City were still 15 points clear at the top of the Premier League table with a plus 50 goal difference.

 

City would fail to win just three of their remaining 15 fixtures on their way to becoming Premier League champions for the third time. On the last day of the season, a last minute winner from Gabriel Jesus at Southampton would make City the first team in the history of the Premier League to reach 100 points. A truly remarkable way to end on what was and still is a historic season.

 

The Blues send a host of records tumbling with their remarkable feat:

  • Most points in a Premier League season (100)
  • Most goals in a Premier League season (106)
  • Most total wins in a Premier League season (32)
  • Biggest winning margin in a Premier League season (19 points)
  • Earliest title win
  • Highest goal difference in a Premier League season (+79).

 

1. Kyle Walker

2. Claudio Bravo

3. Ederson Santana de Moraes

4. Benjamin Mendy

5. Danilo Luiz da Silva

6. Brahim Diaz

7. Yaya Toure

8. Eliaquim Mangala

9. Oleksandr Zinchenko

10. John Stones

11. Vincent Kompany

12. Nicolás Otamendi

13. Aymeric Laporte

14. Bernardo Carvalho E Silva

15. Fernando Luiz Roza

16. İlkay Gündoğan

17. Fabian Delph

18. Raheem Sterling

19. David Silva

20. Kevin De Bruyne

21. Phil Foden

22. Josep Guardiola

23. Sergio Leonel Agüero

24. Gabriel Jesus

25. Leroy Sané

 

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